Rod Goertzen, Senior Pastor
Rod was born in Los Angeles, California and raised on a farm north of Bradshaw, Nebraska. After having graduated from Bradshaw High School, he attended Grace Bible Institute. Following his years of service at the Shiloh Bible Church, of Linden, Iowa; he moved to Winona Lake, Indiana to attend Grace Theological Seminary. During his time in Seminary he pastored the Pleasant Ridge Bible Church of Francesville, Indiana. He graduated from Seminary in 1967 with a Master of Divinity. He pastored Crestview Bible Church in Hutchinson, Kansass until 1991 when he was called to Mission Road Bible Church of Prairie Village, Kansas. In 2011, our pastor began his ministry at Countryside Bible Church of Hampton, Nebraska.
Rod was married to Carolyn Dickerson in the summer of 1959 and to them were born four children. In July 1971 Carolyn, the Lord called her home. In February of 1972, Rod married Faith Dougherty. Their five children, Kathy, Rick, David, Steve, and Ruth are faithfully serving the Lord. They have thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Bob Taylor, Executive Pastor
Bob was born in West Virginia and raised in a small dairy farming community in western New York. He attended Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Church Music/Christian Education. He has served in churches in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Kansas. Before moving to Countryside Bible Church, he served as the Executive Pastor at Mission Road Bible Church in Kansas City for 16 years. He and his wife, Kathy, have three married children and eight grandchildren.
Aaron Smith, Pastor of Student Ministries
Aaron was born and raised in Lindsay, Oklahoma. He attended The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. He is currently in his third year at The Expositors Seminary in the MDiv Program, Kansas City Campus and will graduate in 2023. He joined the CBC staff as the Pastor of Student Ministries in January of 2022. He is married to Anna, and they have three children: Graham, Cohen, and Chandler.